Our school is home to a number of internationally recognized
translational research programs.
A UB medical student and professor invented technology used worldwide to increase surgical accuracy while reducing radiation exposure.
Infant screening to detect phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder that can cause severe mental retardation.
UB researcher developed a technique to treat respiratory distress syndrome in extremely premature infants, increasing their chance of survival.
A more precise method for aligning instruments, cutting bone and placing knee implant components.
One of the world’s first simulators to closely approximate the “touch and feel” of the da Vinci™ robotic surgical system.
The first successful implantable pulse generator—and the lithium battery used to extend its longevity.
The first double-S intrauterine contraceptive device, and the standard against which other IUDs came to be compared.
An ingestible diagnostic-sensing capsule that measures how the gastrointestinal tract is functioning.
Trauma-patient evaluation that revolutionized emergency room care in the U.S.
Air sterilization technology that destroys everything from pollen to airborne pathogens.
A medical device that introduces into hospital intensive care units the same powerful and effective method of anesthetizing patients that works so well in the operating room.
A UB microbiologist was the first to film a DNA motor protein “unzipping” a double-strand of bacterial DNA in real time.
The drug most prescribed to people with relapsing multiple sclerosis.
A diet widely prescribed by pediatricians today to counteract childhood obesity.
Lung surfactant therapy administered to premature babies to assist breathing in the first critical hours after birth.
Discoveries made by UB researchers have fundamentally altered our understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).